Koichi Sakamoto Goes Mockbuster This Spring With NINJA VS SHARK!
Kudos to @HeadExposure on Twitter for spotting this new poster now going around to promote Ninja VS Shark, the latest from director, Tokusatsu and DTV martial arts fan favorite Koichi Sakamoto. The film stars Hirochika Hirano in the role of a temple warrior who is sought by a village chieftain to hunt down an evil sorceror who manipulates sharks using ninjitsu to purloin pearls from villagers in order to gain immortality, leaving masses of bodies in his wake.
The film also stars Kamen Rider franchise familiar Shun Nishime and Yuuichi Nakamura, and actress Julia Nagano in her return to the feature film front since Ryuta Tasaki’s Salvage Mice (2011). The film also rejoins Sakamoto with martial artist and actress, High Kick Angels co-lead Kanon Miyahara following 2020’s Ultraman Z and 2019’s Blackfox: Age Of The Ninja among other credits. Yoshinori Chiba of yesteryear Sushi Typhoon fame and whose recent credits partly include Rise Of The Machine Girls and Mr. Okamuro produced the pic along with Jiro Ishikawa, and with Kihiko Harata who also worked on Sakamoto’s 2017 Tatsunoko nod, Hurricane Polymar.
Ninja VS Shark takes a chunk out of cinemas in April. Peep the posters below and let’s see what a trailer does after this.
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